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A seller-server training program helps new and current alcohol servers keep up to date on laws and regulations that govern the sale of alcohol in the State of Texas. While it is not an official requirement to serve alcohol in Texas, most employers will require you to complete a TABC course before you are allowed to work.

This TABC Seller-Server Training Course is modeled after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and has been approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. It is periodically updated to stay current with the Beverage Code and to improve quality. Our course is available in English and Spanish.

What is the tabc (texas alcoholic beverage commission)?

The TABC is the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. This is the agency in charge of the administration of the Alcoholic Beverage Code in the state of Texas. As such, TABC certification is an important step for anyone who hopes to work in the food and beverage industry where alcoholic drinks will be sold. While certification is not required by the state, it is often a requirement of employment. So, you may need to complete your TABC certification before you can start work, or you might decide to pursue it before going on interviews to make yourself more attractive as a candidate.

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course overview

This course consists of 4 lessons and a final exam. The lessons are:

Lesson 1

Seller-Server Training

Lesson 2

Minors and Alcohol

Lesson 3

Intoxicated People and Alcohol Sales

Lesson 4

Alcohol-to-Go, Delivery, & Other Programs

TABC Details

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This TABC Seller-Server Training Course is modeled after the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code and has been approved by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. It is periodically updated to stay current with the Beverage Code and to improve quality.

how this course works

At the beginning of the course, you must submit your Social Security Number (SNN) and Date of Birth (DOB). Alternatively, you may submit a Machine-Readable Immigrant Visa (MRIV) or Individual Tax ID Number (ITIN) instead of the SSN. These are necessary for the TABC to record your certification and make it available to employers. 

Each lesson contains detailed information on the topic and fun exercises. Self-paced lessons take less than 15 minutes and have a voice-over option that reads the lesson aloud. There are short 5 minute quizzes after each lesson.

A final exam is offered once all 4 lessons are completed. To get your TABC Certificate, you must achieve a 70%.

what you will learn in this course

Upon successful completion of the Responsible Alcohol Seller-Server (RASS) training course, you will understand:

  • The definition of intoxication and the dangers of alcohol poisoning
  • How to spot signs of intoxication and the laws regarding the sale of alcohol to intoxicated persons
  • How to spot minors and the penalties for providing/selling alcohol to minors
  • When to cut off service and how to intervene when an intoxicated person or minor is involved
  • The way that alcohol affects the body
  • What to look for when checking identification and how to spot a fake
  • The laws governing the sale of alcohol for private clubs and Public Entertainment Facilities (PEFs)

TABC certification meaning

Anyone who works in a place that serves alcohol (restaurant, bar, food truck, or convenience store) should hold a TABC Certificate to show they understand the laws regarding alcohol sales. 

Knowledge of alcohol laws can better protect you against legal repercussions.

TABC training will better prepared to do your job and serve customers appropriately and safely.

Many different situations can come up while working in a server-seller role, and you might not have the knowledge needed to deal with those circumstances if you didn’t bother to complete the training process.

how to use The TABC Certificate

Holding a TABC Certificate shows employers that you have passed the minimum requirement of understanding the laws governing the sale of alcohol in the state of Texas.

When applying for jobs, you may call yourself a "Responsible Training TABC Certificate Recipient". You can refer to your "Responsible Training TABC Certificate" on your resume.

Many employers will use the TABC Certificate Inquiry System to confirm that you hold a valid TABC Certificate. 

fastest way to get tabc certified

If you are trying to fit this training into your busy schedule, we have good news – you won’t need to commit hours and hours of study time to this process. You can work at your own pace and go through each of the four lessons plus the final review and exam as you are ready and have time available. Roughly 20 minutes will be required for each lesson and quiz, and there are four of those to complete, followed by a final review and exam process.

You have up to six months from the date of registration to complete this program. With some time set aside to focus on the task, this course can be completed in a day and you will be finished with your TABC certificate. 

For how long is the TABC Certificate Valid?

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has set the validity of a TABC certificate at 2 years. It will be printed on your certificate and may be checked by using our online verification program.

Does Responsible Training Register my Certificate with the TABC after I complete the requirements?

Upon completion of the TABC training course and passing the final exam, your information is passed directly to the Texas TABC for inclusion in the Seller/Server - TABC Certificate Inquiry System. The TABC maintains the records of all TABC Certificates and status. 

You can access your TABC Certificate at TABC Online, where you will need to submit your SSN (or MRIV or ITIN) and DOB. Your certificate should be in the database within 15 days after you completed the course.

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